World première of EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL
The World Premiere of Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will run at the St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.
The book for this new musical was written by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott, who is also directing this World Premiere.
Mike Dyer has also written the lyrics & music with co-writers Philip Cohen, Vince Hudson, Fred Johanson, Clayton Moss, Sara Eker Peller, Mark Street and Adrian Wyatt.
Exposure The Musical has a unique partnership with Getty Images, enabling the production to feature iconic and compelling imagery from one of the world’s most remarkable collections. Matthew Butson, Vice President, Getty Images Archive says: “Imagery is the universal language of our time and Getty Images believes that pictures have the power to move the world. We are thrilled to partner with Exposure and we are extremely excited at the prospect of our imagery being used - both creatively and innovatively - within a theatrical setting.”
Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will have set and video design by Timothy Bird, costume design by Carla Goodman, lighting design by Ben Cracknell, sound design by Ben Harrison, musical direction by Mark Collins and casting by Anne Vosser. Casting for Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will be announced shortly.
Young photographer Jimmy Tucker faces the biggest and most exciting challenge of his life when a stranger commissions him to find and shoot the seven deadly sins alive and kicking in modern London.
But in a break-neck race through the night, a series of extraordinary encounters involving girlfriends, family history and the intoxicating cult of celebrity begin to reveal that there's a whole lot more at stake than just money.
Weaving a breathtaking, contemporary score around a dazzlingly witty portrait of the price of fame, EXPOSURE is an electrifying and brilliantly original new musical that will capture your heart…and just maybe your soul.
Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens is produced by Camera Theatre Productions Ltd.
Mike Dyer (Book, Lyrics & Music) has extensive experience in the music industry both as a performer and writer. He has toured the world as a singer with his own bands Tokyo and Rhode Island Red, performing with world class acts including Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Black Sabbath. As a writer he has worked with star names including Diana Ross, Huey Lewis and Eric Clapton. He played the Narrator in the multi-award winning musical Blood Brothers, with further stage work including Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate/Caiaphas) and Notre Dame de Paris (Frollo/ Quasimodo). Mike is also known for playing Casey Hogan, in EastEnders.
Phil Willmott (Director/Dramaturg) is a multi-award winning director, artistic director, playwright, composer, librettist, teacher, dramaturg, arts journalist and actor. He has worked in theatres across the world on everything from classical drama, musicals and family shows to cabaret and cutting edge new writing including notable productions at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Sheffield Crucible, The National Theatre Studio, Nottingham Playhouse, in the West End and for ten years as an associate artist at B.A.C. He is Artistic Director of his own multi award winning theatre company The Steam Industry (incorporating The Finborough Theatre and The Scoop amphitheatre on the South Bank) and also works as a broadcaster, arts journalist, playwright, lyricist and composer. He’s been a recipient of a Peter Brook award for innovation and entertaining theatre for his classical and family shows, a UK Theatre Award for outstanding musical production, WhatsOnStage award nominations for best regional and Off West End productions, a Brooks Atkinson/Royal Court award in New York for playwriting and 4 Spirit of Broadway Awards.